NieR: Automata Receives Special Black Box Edition

Friday, September 16th, 2016

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NieR: Automata | Black Box Edition

At TGS 2016, Square Enix announced a special Black Box Edition for NieR: Automata. This edition will cost ¥ 25,800 and will come with a bunch of special goodies.

The first thing it will come with is a scale figure of YoRHa No.2 Type B, the protagonist of the game. It will stand approximately 15 cm tall. You can check that out below.

NieR: Automata | YoRHa No.2 Type B Figure

The Black Box Edition will come with a special Music Concert and Talk Live Soundtrack. This was recorded from a live NieR music concert held in April 2016. You can check that out below.

NieR: Automata | Music Concert and Talk Live Soundtrack

It will also come with a hardcover artbook. You can check out the cover of that book below.

NieR: Automata | Artbook

The Black Box Edition will also get a NieR: RepliCant Recollection book. This book will contain fragments of the story from the previous game. It’s a memoir  recorded from the point of view of each character. You can check it out below.

NieR: Automata | RepliCant Recollection

The NieR: Automata Black Box Edition is currently available for pre-order from the Square-Enix JP E-Store. The Black Box Edition is set to release on February 23, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 only. You can pre-order the Black Box Edition HERE.

NieR: Automata | Black Box Edition 1

NieR: Automata is developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. It is set to release for both Microsoft Windows and PS4.

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  • Mr0303

    That’s quite expensive, but everything is this edition is pretty stylish.

    • Panpopo

      Yes, some really cool stuff here. I like the figure, and the novella reminds me of Drakengard 3’s CE. I hope the west gets a collector’s edition like this as well.

  • Klagmar

    That’s awesome, but I don’t think it’s worth as much as they’re asking. Similar collector’s editions usually sell in the $125 – $150 range. The figure is pretty small, too.

    • JPAR

      Japanese figures of that size and detail level (usually): $60-80
      Artbooks: $30-40 (Most Japanese artbooks are softcover; hardcover artbooks are a rare occurrence in the market)
      Japanese concert CDs: $40-50
      “Recollection book”: Likely valued around the $20-ish range

      So, at the very least, we’re talking about $150 worth in extras. Add in the price of the game (Note: High-profile Japanese PS4 games usually run for $70-80) and we’re looking at (again, at least) $220. Factor in a several more bucks for the fancy box and the sheer size of the overall package.

      I don’t want to sound like a dick, but don’t complain about it by saying the price of this edition should cost less than the estimated value of the extras alone. Things add up.